A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter.pdf

A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter.pdf


With 30 historiographical essays by established and rising scholars, this Companion is a comprehensive picture of the presidencies and legacies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. * Examines important national and international events during the 1970s, as well as presidential initiatives, crises, and legislation * Discusses the biography of each man before entering the White House, his legacy and work after leaving office, and the lives of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and their families * Covers key themes and issues, including Watergate and the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, neoconservatism and the rise of the New Right, and the Iran hostage crisis * Incorporates presidential, diplomatic, military, economic, social, and cultural history * Uses the most recent research and newly released documents from the two Presidential Libraries and the State Department

Scott Kaufman is Professor of History at Francis Marion University. He is the author of Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House (2007), Plans Unraveled: The Foreign Policy of the Carter Administration (2008), and Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America (2013).


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